Saturday 15 October 2022 and Saturday 19 November 2022

RLWC2021 will take place twelve months later than originally planned, but we can’t wait to welcome the greatest athletes into some of the best stadia across England and have a global spotlight shone on Rugby League in 2022. Now scheduled for the Saturday 15 October 2022 and Saturday 19 November 2022, RLWC2021 will see the opening match remain at Newcastle’s St James Park, with the double-header final also staged at its original home in Manchester at Old Trafford.

Fixtures to take place in York are yet to be announced. Stay up to date and receive the latest updates by following Visit York on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Ahead of the Game Programme

RLWC Ahead Of The Game

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 10th – 16th May, Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), in association with its partners, Movember and Rugby League Cares, is returning to community clubs across England to deliver the ‘Ahead of the Game’ programme.

Working with community Rugby League clubs across the country, the ‘Ahead of the Game’ programme will be presented to 8,000 young athletes, their families and coaches, with the aim of improving mental resilience in adolescent athletes and raising mental fitness literacy and awareness among players, families and coaches.